2019 College and Campus Central
Events, tours and presentations by UA experts during Homecoming week.
UA Libraries, Special Collections, Moon Exhibit
July 20-Dec. 20, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Special Collections, Gallery
1510 E. University Blvd.
This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and draws from a new acquisition of papers from Ewen Whitaker, associate research scientist at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
- Explore the science, history and culture of the moon.
- Learn about the early art of mapping the moon.
- See early books by Copernicus and Galileo.
- Explore moon themes in sci-fi books and poetry.
Visit the special collections website for more information.
Curator-led Mini-Tour of the Moon Exhibit
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Join us for a free curator-led introduction and overview of the moon exhibit. Talk with the subject matter experts who curated the exhibit. Each mini-tour will run approximately 15 minutes. Space is limited, RSVP required. The exhibit will be open for viewing following the tour.
RSVP by Nov. 1 to Danielle Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 621-7833.
Make a gift to support Special Collections here.
Wednesday, Oct. 30-Saturday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
1013 E. University Blvd.
Just inside the Main Gate at Park Avenue and University Boulevard
ASM docents discuss and illustrate Southwest Native pottery, basketry, and other traditional arts and crafts on a drop-in basis. Free with museum admission. Check in at the admission desk.
For questions, contact Darlene Lizarraga email@example.com or (520) 626-8381.
Visit the Arizona State Museum Website for more information.
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
Transforming Lives: Empowering Philanthropy through Humanism
A discussion by College of Humanities Alumna of the Year, Dana Vandersip, vice president of Development at Make-A-Wish, San Diego.
UA Student Union, Kiva Room, 10 a.m.
1013 E. University Blvd.
What can a better tomorrow bring? Leona, a 5-year-old with cancer, wished to have a pirate ship in her backyard. Make-A-Wish helps many children like her with critical illnesses replace fear with confidence and sadness with joy. Dana Vandership discusses the relationship of philanthropy to happiness and humanity.
Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab Tours
527 National Championship Dr.
(east side of the football stadium)
10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This tour provides a unique opportunity to see and learn how innovative engineering and optical technology melds with manufacturing techniques to produce the largest and most advanced giant telescope mirrors in the world! The University of Arizona College of Science is ranked No. 1 among observational, theoretical, and space astronomy programs in the U.S. Come see why!
Tours are 60 minutes in length and include ascending and descending stairs.
RSVP by Oct. 31 to Vanessa Gressieux firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-8792.
Visit the Mirror Lab website for more information.
Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
FCS Council of Alumni and Friends Homecoming Awards and Luncheon
Student Union Memorial Center, Sonora Room, 10:15 a.m.
1303 E University Blvd.
The luncheon is a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni and Norton School faculty, past and present. You'll have the opportunity to meet the FCS council, alumni, faculty, award winners, and scholarship recipients. Council scholarships are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends.
Homecoming Wine Harvest Reception
College of Education, West Patio, 5:30 p.m.
1430 E. Second Street
Join the College of Education for its annual Wine Harvest Homecoming Reception honoring their 2019 Alumna of the Year, Laura Nobles Banks-Reed '43, '66, '70. Join fellow alumni for a special evening of selected wines and hors d' oeuvres. The event will end just in time for the bonfire. All College of Education alumni are invited to attend at no charge.
James E. Rogers College of Law
All Alumni Reception and Lifetime Achievement Awards
Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, Christie, Lobby, 5:30 p.m.
1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson AZ 85721
Join us as we celebrate and honor three College of Law alumni with Lifetime Achievement Awards, which are chosen each year by our faculty. This event will include a short program and a festive reception. This year's honorees have yet to be announced. This event is free and open to all alumni. Registration deadline is Oct. 31.
Visit the James E. Rogers College of Law website for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
University Libraries: Breakfast
Library Innovation Breakfast
UA Main Library, 9 a.m.
1510 E. University Blvd.
Renovations at the Main Library and the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library are revitalizing these buldings to support hands-on learning through deep engagement with technology. All Homecoming visitors are invited to learn how the new CATalyst Studios at the Main Library will serve as the hub of student collaborative, creative and maker spaces. Play with the technology, talk with our staff, enjoy free continental breakfast.
RSVP by Oct. 30 to Maggie Verebelyi email@example.com or 520-621-5117.
Visit the UA Libraries website for more information.
Make a gift to support UA Libraries here.
ASTRO 101 for Alumni by Thomas Fleming, astronomer, Steward Observatory & senior lecturer, Astronomy
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, EOS Planetarium Theater, 11 a.m.
1601 E. University Blvd.
Experience first-hand how we teach introductory astronomy to today’s students using the digital full-dome planetarium projector. The topic of the lecture will be “Space is Wildcat Country.” We will also discuss the nature of black holes and how to find so-called “extrasolar” planets.
For questions, contact Rosie Mankel-Stofelano firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-4516.
Visit the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium website for more information.
Make a gift to support Flandrau here.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry: Demonstration
Chemistry Magic Show
Chemistry Building, Rm 111, 11 a.m.
1306 E. University Blvd.
Enjoy exciting chemistry demonstrations presented by CBC students in the UA Chemistry Club. Demos featuring dazzling fire tricks, colorful reactions and much more. This show is suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Children are welcome to attend. Admission is free.
For questions, contact Ellie Warder email@example.com or 520-621-5903.
Visit the CBC website for more information.
Make a gift to support the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) Outreach Activities here.